How to Manage a Lab

In this webinar, we will discuss the topic of how to manage an academic research lab. This panel of distinguished PIs at different career stages will share their perspectives and opinions on lab management through an audience-led Q&A session.

In this webinar, you will learn about the diverse strategies and best practices in effective lab management, as well as the general pitfalls and lessons learned from the experiences of our panelists.


Chen Kam, Postdoc, Yale University

Chen is a postdoc at Yale University in the lab of Valentina Greco and a member of the ASCB committee for postdocs and students (COMPASS)






Kaelyn Sumigray, Assistant Professor, Yale University

Kaelyn Sumigray earned her B.S. from Union College in 2006. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2011 from the Department of Cell Biology at Duke University. She was a postdoctoral fellow first at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from 2012-2013, where she was awarded an NIH Kirschstein postdoctoral fellowship, followed by a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University with Terry Lechler from 2013-2019, where she was awarded a Dermatology Foundation Research Grant. She joined the Yale faculty in 2019.



Kristy Red Horse, Associate Professor, Stanford University

Dr. Kristy Red Horse is an Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Biology and Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine. She is also an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Red Horse obtained her Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco in the laboratory of Dr. Susan Fisher. She spent some postdoctoral time at Genentech in the lab of Dr. Napoleone Ferrara, but the work of her lab was started during a postdoc at Stanford with Dr. Mark Krasnow where she identified the progenitors of coronary arteries in mouse hearts. In her own lab at Stanford, she and her team went on to explore many different aspects of how coronary arteries develop from these progenitors. The Red Horse group also studies how coronaries regenerate and respond to injury, and devises methods for increasing growth to enhance cardiac recovery.


Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Department Chair, Northwestern University

Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Ph.D., is Stephen Walter Ranson Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Born in Spain, she immigrated to South America to attend school in Argentina and Brazil. She received her Ph.D. in 1989, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Washington in Seattle. From 1994 to 1998, she was an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Arispe subsequently joined UCLA in 1998 before moving to Northwestern in 2019. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms regulating angiogenesis during development and in pathological conditions.


Scott Atwood, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine

Scott received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from University of Oregon where he studied how cell polarity influenced cell fate in fly neural stem cells. He continued his training at Stanford University where he investigated basal cell carcinoma and the evolution of drug resistance. He is currently exploring cell fate decisions in skin stem cells and cancer.


Starts: October 11, 2022 2:30 pm EDT

Ends: October 11, 2022 3:30 pm EDT